The Conservative government has defeated a bill designed to amend the Access to Medicines Regime that allows for enhanced access to generic pharmaceuticals in the developing world. Despite the fact that other countries are doing far more to support access, Industry Minister Christian Paradis claimed the bill would violate WIPO […]
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Legislation aimed at reforming access to medicines in Africa passed the House of Commons yesterday, despite the objections of major pharmaceutical companies and Industry Minister Tony Clement. The bill must still clear the Senate. I wrote about the issue in 2009.
C-393, a Private Member's bill designed to improve the current access to medicines legislation, has passed second reading in the House of Commons. I wrote about the problems with the current system earlier this year.
Appeared in the Toronto Star on April 13, 2009 as Easing the Passage of AIDS Medicines to Africa For many years, countries such as Canada have avoided the uncomfortable truth that millions are dying in the developing world due partly to legal barriers that render access to medicines unaffordable. In […]